Friday, 12 April, 2024

Overwhelming Response for Poomsae Championships

The 1st National Inter-Junior College Poomsae Championships hosted by the Singapore Taekwondo Federation (STF) would be held on Sunday 13 May 2007 at 9.00am a Bedok Sports Hall. This event replaced the annual National Taekwondo Expose which Temasek Junior College organized with the blessings of the STF for 4 successive years.

The inaugural poomsae event attracted almost 400 participants from 12 colleges. They are

  • Anderson Junior College
  • Anglo-Chinese Junior College
  • Catholic Junior College
  • Hwa Chong Institution
  • Innova Junior College
  • Jurong Junior College
  • Meridien Junior College
  • Pioneer Junior College
  • Serangoon Junior College
  • Tampines Junior College
  • Temasek Junior College
  • Victoria Junior College

Poomsae, which inculcate the values of patience, perseverance and self-discipline, are growing in significance because the World Taekwondo Federation is actively promoting poomsae competition with a view of eventually having poomsae adopted as of the events for the taekwondo competition in the Olympics.

The overwhelming response augurs well not only for Singapore when the international profile of poomsae is elevated but also for the colleges which are collectively trying to convince the Co-Curricular Activities Board to accept the event as an inter-school tournament.

The STF would like to put on record its appreciation to all principals and teachers of participating colleges for their support.

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